Expectations

  • Live in Bragaw Hall
    • Residents may request a non-participating preferred roommate
    • Residents must uphold the Student Code of Conduct and University Housing Community Standards
  • Attend two mandatory village meetings after classes begin in both the Fall and Spring semesters
  • EcoVillagers work toward earning their EcoVillage LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, Discovery) Award by the end of the academic year- the minimum Expectations including 24 community service hours and participation in at least 10 EcoVillage programs, events, or trips by the Awards Ceremony and End of Year Celebration in late April
    • Service opportunities are offered on a regular basis to help village residents achieve their LEAD goals
  • EcoVillagers reserve time in their schedules to gather once per week on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. for social events, communal meals, activity-based programs, and guest speakers.
  • In addition to the EcoVillage expectations, during the Fall semester of their first year in the EcoVillage, residents take a 1-credit hour required course together entitled “Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillage.”
  • Second-year villagers enjoy a relaxed set of EcoVillage expectations while working on their year-long Second-Year Project. Villagers work with the EcoVillage Director and Graduate Assistant to plan their projects, submit their proposals, and then present their results at the end of the academic year during a Project Fair. Second-Year Projects may be:
    • Undergraduate research (either formal or a self-developed project)
    • A formal leadership position within the village
    • A committed year-long service project with an external organization